Ok, the iron-the-toner-on-the-board method worked, it just took a few tries. The first try I had the iron on the hottest setting and pushed hard and ended up mushing the toner all over the place. The second try i didn't push so hard and hardly got any toner in the small traces. Third try was the charm: obviously sketchy in the bigger areas but no problem, the small traces were perfect. I filled in areas with a sharpie and scraped off some to keep the ccfl ground seperate from common ground because i'm still not sure how i'm going to power the (14-18v) ccfl. I also wrote "Widgetron LVDS v.1.0" and noted the ccfl ground and common ground. then i drilled the holes with a 1/16" drillbit. I would have liked smaller but didn't have any. i re-masked the areas around the holes to make sure the etchant didn't get in the edges and provide big enough pads to solder to. I then cut the board off the biger piece. then into the etchant bath for about 10-15 minutes, keeping a close eye on it. the instructions say 20 minutes but that's for whole boards, this is tiny and I didn't want to over-etch my smaller traces. The handwriting on the top and side didn't get masked enough but oh well, i know what's what. cleaned up with the kit's masking remover (rubbing alcohol from the smell of it) and voila. then test fit the components on and they fit perfectly so now comes the hard part of soldering the FREAKING SMALL chip onto the board without any solder bridges. anyone got any points on doing this?